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Saint J.M. Browning

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I had a conversation the other day that I've encountered several times before. It was about how religion has screwed so many things up, all the world's problems are due to religion, wars are caused by religion, etc.

It seems to me that these persons seem to misdirect their blame of an action to the tool and not the wielder of that tool.

Then I had an epiphany. How similar this is to gun-grabbers' views of guns. They too blame the tool and not the user.

So, I think that I will translate some of the bumper sticker-esque quotes in this frame of reference:

Over a billion Christians did NOT push their beliefs on anybody yesterday.

Blame the bible thumper, not the Bible.

etc.

Sorry, had to rant a bit. So, how goes it?

"I don't think Hank done it this way" - Waylon
28 weeks 6 days ago, 2:21 PM

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More like 2 Billion Christians, but I do not support evangelism of any kind.

My pseudo-intellectual personality tells me that there is an important DIFFERENCE between the meanings of the terms "religion" and "organized religion." I believe one can argue that history demonstrates Organized Religions' dogma have been responsible for heinous acts against humanity by themselves, and/or in concert with their ruling classes/royalty.

[ See, as examples: Inquisition, auto da'fe, witch hunt, Crusade, pogrom, etc.]

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]

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